Much has been said about Suicide Squad since the film hit theaters a few weeks back. Most of the cast and crew who've been asked about the polarizing reception behind the film have largely defended it. Of course, if there is one person who can be considered to have spoken against the film, it would have to be Oscar-winner Jared Leto.
Leto himself didn't necessarily disparage the film by any means, but he did express his discontentment over the fact that a large number of scenes that were cut from the film. If you'll recall, in an interview with IGN a couple weeks back, Leto said:
“Were there any that didn’t get cut? I’m asking you, were there any that didn’t get cut? There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start. If I die anytime soon, it’s probably likely that it’ll surface somewhere. That’s the good news about the death of an actor is all that stuff seems to come out.”
Indeed it did show in the film's final cut that a lot of scenes involving the Joker were cut. Many shots that were in the trailer didn't make it into the final film, and the abusive dynamic between Joker and Harley also appeared to get the chop. Instead of coming across like a legitimately abusive relationship, the two came across merely as a pair of crazy lovers.
Now, in a new image from Rolling Stone Brazil, we have another shot that indicates that scenes that feature an antagonistic relationship between Joker and Harley were all cut.
Check it out below!
This shot may look familiar to those who have been following the film, as we saw a close-up some months back that only focused on Joker and Harley. However, with this newly-released uncropped version, we're getting an extra bit of context that we were missing before.
If you'll recall, in the film, Joker saves Harley from Amanda Waller, and the pair escape via helicopter. The two proceed to declare each other's love for one another before the helicopter unceremoniously gets shot down. However, this shot here seems to imply that the Joker may have actually scolded Harley in that scene prior to them getting all lovey-dovey. This is another instance where the true colors of their relationship could have come out, but was ultimately left on the cutting room floor.
It still remains to be seen if we'll eventually see these scenes in a different cut of the flick, but if not, I certainly hope DC and WB take some extra time to delve more into this relationship, and show it for what it truly is.
What do you think of this shot? Do you think it's actually from a cut scene, or could it be that Harley and Joker are merely posing for a set shot? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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